Concha y Toro Terrunyo Carmenere 2018
|Region||Chile, Cachapoal Valley|
|Brand||Concha y Toro|
The 2018 Terrunyo Carmenere tries to show the Peumo terroir without any makeup-they have shortened the time in barrique to 10 months and have introduced some 500-liter oak barrels. The grapes always come from the same plot, and the grapes are picked at more or less the same dates. 2018 is a complete vintage, when the grapes ripened properly while maintaining the acidity. 108,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019.
One of Chile's most consistently excellent Carmenères is playing at its normal high level, with a glistening dark-purple color and spicy, lightly herbal berry aromas that are purely of the grape variety. Tartaric burn roughens the palate prior to flavors of tart plum, wild berry and pepper. Slight heat and burn are noted on the finish; drink through 2028. MICHAEL SCHACHNER
Big, with savory richness to the concentrated dark plum, dried cherry and raspberry tart flavors. Accents of forest floor are powerful and pure-tasting. Finishes with light smoky notes and hints of dried green herbs. Drink now through 2024. 11,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
Made with grapes from Peumo harvested in May during a cool year, this Carmenere offers up the familiar combination of ripe dark fruit and herbal notes. Intense and lush in the mouth, the wood lends the whole a muscular structure that keeps the flavors going until the final drop.